Orissa artist engraves rice grain with pictures

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Puri, Aug 7 (ANI): An artist engraved rice grain with pictures of many Gods and Goddesses in Orissa's Puri district.

Vivekanand Nayak has a passion for the art for 20 years. He engraves various images and figures on a single grain of rice. Besides, he has also taught the art to his two teenage daughters.

He picked up the nuances early in the college. Since then, he has professionally grown into a mature artist.

Always trying to improve concentration, he also meditates yoga everyday. His sculptures do not require any sophisticated tools or instruments.

"I have been doing this art on rice for the last 20 years. This is a very minute form of art and no one has ever attempted it. Although I have heard of sculptures on marbles, but I have never heard of sculpting statues on a rice grain. So I started this form of art. I imagine the figures of Gods and the Goddesses and turn them into sculptures on a single grain of rice," said Nayak.

His wife, Basanti Nayak, who is Vivekanand's pillar of strength, wants the whole country to recognize her husband's skills.

"He wants his name to be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. The rest of the family members also wish for the same. He has acquired such a beautiful talent. I want the whole country to know about his talent," said Basanti.

Although Nayak has never thought of making a business out of his artistic skills, he aims to grab a column in the Guinness Book of World Records in future so that his art receives the required admiration. By Sharda Lahangir (ANI)

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